David Hamilton named Director of Performance Science

July 29, 2013, 10:57 a.m. (ET)

David Hamilton named Director of Performance Science

Former England Institute of Sport strength and conditioning coach joins USA Field Hockey

COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. – July 29, 2013 – USA Field Hockey has appointed David Hamilton, Lead Strength and Conditioning Coach for the English Institute of Sport and the Great Britain and England Women’s Hockey Team’s since 2009, as the Director of Performance Science. Hamilton will be based in Lancaster, Pa. and will work primarily with the U.S. Women’s National Team.

“This is a fantastic opportunity to be a part of a team with real potential to grow and compete with top teams in international hockey,” said Hamilton.

With over 12 years of experience in the strength and conditioning field, Hamilton has programmed and coached athletes at all levels, in a variety of sports, including current Olympic, World and Commonwealth medalists. Hamilton was successful in leading and developing a highly innovative approach to strength and conditioning for Great Britain’s Women’s Hockey Team that podium finished at the 2012 London Olympic Games.

As Director of Performance Science, Hamilton’s role will be to develop a fully integrated physical performance program geared around a training environment that is conducive for physical performance.

"We are delighted to have secured Dave Hamilton as the Director of Performance Science for USA Field Hockey,” said U.S. Women’s National Team head coach Craig Parnham. Dave brings an unrivaled wealth of knowledge and experience relating to elite level female field hockey. Dave's role will include addressing the physical preparation of the team as we move through our training and competition program as well as overseeing the input of additional service providers within the Women's National Team Program. The squad is very much looking forward to working with Dave and progressing our physical and technical performances."

“I am delighted to have another opportunity to work with Craig for a second Olympiad and very excited to do so with such a young and promising USA team,” said Hamilton.